theft

Chronic crime target of newly appointed deputy

Chronic crime is behind the appointment of a new “problem-oriented policing” deputy in North Auburn. The filling of the position, which was created last year, will tas ...

Brazen Americana theft hits Placer County garage shrine

A 10-foot tall monument to the early days of the automobile has been unbolted and stolen from a Loomis front yard in a brazen case of Americana theft. Made public this week by the ...

Electric cart heist putters out on Auburn's Highway 49

It was one wild, slow ride on a not-so-hot set of wheels. A low-speed, high-profile pursuit on Highway 49 ended with the arrest of a suspect on suspicion of stealing an electric c ...

Mail thieves raid Newcastle boxes

A rash of mail thefts over the weekend in Newcastle has authorities and law enforcement on the lookout for suspicious activity. Mail crimes, while not a new racket, have been on t ...

Alternative sentencing sought as Auburn parent-teacher club theft case winds down

Traci Bucher and her attorney, Thomas Leupp of Auburn, issued a joint statement Thursday on what they term a compromise resolution to a court case revolving around allegations of t ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

Sentencing postponed in widespread Placer County mail-theft case

Sentencing has been postponed until June in the case of a Foresthill resident convicted of crimes connected with a string of letter-box thefts in Placer County. Richard Gray, 56, ...

3 held in Loomis home invasion

Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and a woman Thursday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery and home invasion on Creekside Lane in Loomis. Two of the ...

Operation Broken Mailbox targets Placer County mail thievery

For the past nine months, postal authorities have been working with local and federal law enforcement on a stepped-up, under-the-public-radar campaign targeting mailbox thieves in ...

Suspected serial burglars hit 7 Auburn homes in two weeks

Auburn police are looking for two men who are suspected of burglarizing seven occupied homes in the city within the past two weeks. The suspects, described as white men in their m ...

Auburn school club embezzlement case continues

The case of an Auburn woman accused of embezzling as much as $4,200 from her children’s school’s parent teacher club has a new August court date. A pretrial conference ...

Vehicle-theft warnings heat up as drivers leave windows down

By all means, open that car window to get some relief from the heat. But always shut it tight when you leave. That’s one of the key pieces of advice from law enforcement an ...

Reader Input: $50K bail a bit steep for name-calling

The Sunday Journal ran an article about a rather ignorant young man who tried to steal a fountain soda at a local 7-Eleven store. The would-be thief then got into a fight with an ...

Auburn police arrest duo for allegedly stealing gun, items from cars

A duo suspected of stealing items, including a handgun, from vehicles in Auburn have been arrested and face felony charges, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police arres ...

Mail theft, damage cause concern during tax season

Many people find filing their taxes complicated enough, but several Auburn-area residents have had to contend with the additional problem of making sure the Internal Revenue Servic ...